A managing partner of Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has urged more businesses to apply for the government COVID-19 loan schemes with the aim of positioning themselves strongly for the ‘new normal’. Lyn Calder, who is also the firm’s head of deals for the Central Belt, said th
Aberdeenshire Council is preparing to focus on an online means of public engagement as part of an eight-week consultation on its Proposed Local Development Plan 2020 (LDP). In light of social distancing measures, changes introduced though the coronavirus emergency legislation and guidance from the c
An Inverness man with a heart of gold has vowed to run the equivalent of ten marathons in May to raise money for the country’s NHS heroes. Billy Baxter – a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) apprenticeships manager who referees professional football matches throughout Scotland i
The second phase of coronavirus support for small Scottish businesses, which extends grant support to all subsequent eligible properties, is now open for applications. The next stage of the Small Business Grant scheme ensures that - in addition to existing grants of £10,000 or £25,000 fo
A commercial flooring company said it pulled off a “minor miracle” – while maintaining the highest possible standards of safe working – to help get the new NHS Louisa Jordan temporary hospital facility up and running in Glasgow.
Up to 750,000 people in Scotland could be enrolled in the Jobs Retention Scheme (furloughed) this quarter and a further 150,000 jobs could be lost as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to new analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
Housebuilder CALA Homes (West) is gifting £2,000 to Social Bite earlier than planned as part of a ‘roof donation’ scheme at its Prince’s Quay development in Glasgow. As part of the charity partnership between CALA Homes and Social Bite which kicked off ear
Sectors such as construction, retail and manufacturing will be given "particular consideration" when the Scottish Government begins to decide how to ease the restrictions of the coronavirus lockdown, the First Minister said today.
Property developers and their contractors could find themselves at legal loggerheads unless Scottish Government guidance and legislation on construction work during the coronavirus crisis is made clearer, an expert has warned. Andrew Boccoli, who leads on advice to the construction sector at Scottis
The reach of the newly-formed Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) continues to grow, with more organisations coming on board to help play their part in the recovery of the industry. A total of 78 individuals are now involved with the influential group, representing 48 different offi